If you would like to increase your household income, you need to take action! Procrastinating won’t get you the financial freedom you would love to achieve. Often we get stuck in a rut, where every day blends into the next. You then end up staying in the same job for year upon year. This is fine if you are satisfied with your career, but what if you’re not? Is it possible to change career direction or increase the income in the career you already have?
Many people “fall” into their careers following school without much thought given to the long term plan. Students get channeled towards certain careers depending on what talents they display at an early age, however a person’s interests and skills change over time and a subject you were good at sixteen may totally disinterest you now. As we enter the job market we become more aware of what is actually out there, we discover careers which we never knew existed.
It is also important to ensure that your knowledge and skills base remains up to date. Progression within industry sectors, very much depends on the level of education and training you have achieved. This means that a level of training you received at the start of your career may not be enough to progress any further up the ladder, which in turn affects your income. So, if you are currently at a plateau or turning point within your career read on for inspiration.
What’s out there?
You may already have a clear direction pathway in mind towards achieving the job of your dreams, which is a good start. However if you are like many others and don’t have a clue, you need to do some research and take advice. What skills do you have and what skills would you like? What would be your perfect way to spend your working day? If you struggle with identifying a career, consider consulting a careers advisor who are experts in this area.
The advent of the internet means that we can research training options very easily. We can even receive some of the training online too. Research the qualifications required for you to enter the industry you are interested in and see what’s available. If you are looking at training which will enable you to progress up the ladder in your career choice, ask your supervisors and managers what qualification you need. For example if you work in retail and distribution you may want to undertake a supply chain management masters degree in order to apply for promotion. Ensure you tell your boss of your intention. They may fund your training if they feel it is worth investing in developing your career,
Remember to always check the authenticity of the qualification you are working towards. It’s really important to make sure it is recognized in the industry.
Finally research any funding options available. There are often bursaries and government schemes which can help with paying for your training.
Good luck, very soon you will have achieved your goal of increasing your family income, as well as working in a career which gives you job satisfaction!